The Rossland Secondary School golf team didn’t get much of a rest over spring break as they competed in two tournaments over the holiday.
Last week the team travelled to Spokane to play in the prestigious Jim Shriver Invite at Manito Golf and Country Club. Sporting one of the strongest fields of any high school tournament, many of the players have committed to NCAA schools for either this fall or next fall.
Nineteen teams from the inland Northwest teed off with Rossland coming away with a very strong ninth-place performance.
Both Tyler and Braden McKay finished inside the top 20, tied for 16th in the 96 player field and Brenan Moroney also had a strong performance finishing in a tie for 26th. Jeff Ashton and Nathan McKay rounded out the scoring for the team.
On Monday, the team travelled to Post Falls, to participate in the Prairie Falls Invitational. Again the team performed well, finishing fifth out of 15 teams. The top performer for Rossland was Braden McKay finishing fourth in the 70 player field.
McKay posted a round of 76 in cold, windy conditions, three shots short of the winner, University of Arizona recruit, Derek Bayley of Lakeland Wash. Brenan Moroney finished tied for 12th, Tyler McKay tied for 16th, Jeff Ashton tied for 37th and Nathan McKay came in tied for 50th. The teams next scheduled tournament goes Apr. 8 in Deer Park, Wash.